Edinburgh International Improv Festival 2019


Edinburgh is the world’s leading festival city with a range of major annual festivals.

2019 brings you the Edinburgh International Improv Festival and will be Scotland’s first and only Improv Festival, held in the beautiful and historic capital city.

The festival is dedicated to bringing the best improvisational theatre to Edinburgh. Our focus is the community, within Scotland, the UK and internationally; we want to build bridges and open a dialogue that allows the art form to grow.

Gala Launch Event - Thursday 7 February 2019

Abandoman Award-winning Hip-Hop Musical Improviser Abandoman, fresh from his UK and Ireland Pirate Radio tour, will be headlining the festival launch event on 7 February. Abandoman will be bringing his "Wildly funny and technically incredible" ★★★★★ The Age (AU) show to entertain Edinburgh audiences.

Spontaneous Potter Supporting Abdandoman is the ever popular local troupe, Spontaneous Players, with Fringe sell-out, 5-star show, Spontaneous Potter. An entirely improvised Harry Potter play, based on a suggestion of a fan fiction title. With live musical accompaniment! "An ingenious, laugh out loud show… perfect for Potterheads and muggles alike" - Edinburgh Guide 2018 (★★★★★)

Join us for the launch of the very first Edinburgh International Improv Festival and witness some of the best improvisational comedy theatre that the UK has to offer.

EIIF Poster 2019


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